RE: What is out Computering power?

Ronald Van Iwaarden (rrt0136@ibm.net)
Mon, 05 May 97 16:14:22


On Mon, 5 May 1997 13:04:56 -0700, Adam Haberlach wrote:

>The teraflop computer uses 4800 nodes, each of which has two
>Pentium Pro 200 procs. I think we've already done the math to
>find out how many keys it could do.

Just some quick calculations at 950k keys/sec/pp200:

4800*2*24*60*60*950000/2^56*1.0=.01093525270334794186055660247

So, this teraflop computer would search the entire keyspace in around
100 days. Phew! I know this computer is quite pricy but a dedicated
chip/machine could probably be built to crack codes in less than a
day for under 10mil. Scary thought NSA...

--Ron
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